Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Promoting Change within My Classroom, One Student at a Time

After reading Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, with my freshmen, I assigned a project requiring them to research local suicide charities and create both visual and oral presentations using their research.  The company that one of my students researched learned of the assignment, and posted this on its website:

I am so glad that this assignment reached not only this student, but also any visitors to Fukitt's website.  If I can get my kids thinking about such important issues, and they take what they've learned beyond my classroom, then I've done my job.  My message may not get through to each student, but this shows how even one student can make a difference, with far-reaching consequences.  Bravo to her. :-)